House Bill 212
152nd General Assembly (Present)
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AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 25 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO MANUFACTURED HOUSING.
This Act prohibits manufactured home community owners from drastically increasing rent each year by prohibiting a community owner from increasing rent if the rent was increased by 5 percent or more the previous year or rental period. This Act does not prohibit a community owner from increasing rent to market rent in phases as called for in current law, even if doing so would otherwise violate the prohibition on increasing rent after a 5 percent or more increase. This Act clarifies that penalties of rent reduction and repayment of excess rent will be imposed for a community owner who increases rent in violation of any provision of Title 25, Chapter 70. The Act also also requires community owners to annually provide certain information relating to the lot rental assistance program to DEMHRA as well as certify compliance with the program requirements, and allows DEMHRA to request further information about the program as needed.
Takes effect upon being signed into law